Presentation on theme: "How to Get Your Paper Published in European Journal of Human Genetics"— Presentation transcript:
1 How to Get Your Paper Published in European Journal of Human Genetics Presented by Editor-in-Chief, Professor Gert-Jan B van Ommen and Publishing Manager, Rebecca Vickerstaff
2 The European Journal of Human Genetics is the official Journal of the European Society of Human Genetics, publishing high-quality papers in the field of human genetics and genomics.Key FactsFirst published with NPG in 1998High profile editor and supporting editors ~Call for Section Editors12 issues a yearPrint and online publicationImpact Factor 4.380*Approximately 760 submissions received each year, ~66% rejectedOver 1,470,000 page views to the EJHG website and752,000 article downloadsTable of Contents alerts are sent to 82,000 registrantsInternational readership= 36% subscribers are from North America/ 38% arefrom Europe/ 19% are from ROW and 7% are from Japan
3 Gene Cards and the Practical Genetics series Clinical Utility Gene Cards were launched in association with EuroGentest in Abstracts are published in print and full articles online. All articles are available free online.We will shortly publish a new article type ‘Clinical Utility Gene Card Update’.The Practical Genetics series delivers a one–stop–shop information resource for genetics clinicians and they are updated monthly.
4 Open AccessEJHG offers authors open access – option to pay a one-off fee tohave your final published version made freely availableimmediately on publication rather rely on readers who have paidsubscriptionsFee is £2,000NPG already complies with major funding agencies but this is a further step forwardFinal version automatically deposited into PubMed CentralChoose one of two creative commons licencesResearch receives greater visibility21 papers published open access in 2012 so far – expected growthyear on year
5 Novel or original findings Credibility Brevity What are Editors looking for?Novel or original findingsCredibilityBrevityClarity of data and conclusionsInteresting to a broad, international readershipConsistent with HUGO gene nomenclature and HGVS/LOVD mutation nomenclature. Good standard of English (seek help if necessary)Compliance with ethical standards and approval by Institutional Review Board if appropriateDisclosure of possible conflicts of interests by all authorsReferences complete and up-to-date
6 The peer review process On submission of your manuscript you will receive an acknowledgmentand the manuscript is then assigned to the Editor-in-chief or a Co-editorwho:Determines if the manuscript is within the scope of the JournalAssesses if the paper should be sent out for review or not, and if the answer is yesSelects at least two experts to review the manuscript for scientific quality and noveltyBased in part on the reviewers’ reports he/she makes an initial decision to accept, to reject or to ask for revision
7 On acceptance All manuscripts are checked for plagiarism Colour figures must be paid for…
8 The production process Accepted manuscripts are passed to the production teamA production editor will ensure your paper meets EJHG’s house style:Check punctuation, grammar, and consistency of terminologyCheck pharmaceutical names and abbreviationsCheck referencesFigures and tables are formatted and the manuscript is typesetReasons for delays to starting work on a paper:Inconsistency with nomenclatureArtwork in wrong formatLicence To Publish form not completeOpen access payment form not receivedPage proofs are ed to the corresponding author within 8 weeks of acceptance – corrections to be made to a .pdf version.Once paper is returned a Document Object Identifier (DOI) number is assigned and paper is ‘queued’ for advanced online publication (AOP).
9 Advanced online publication (AOP) Your AOP version should appear online typically within 25 days. It now has a ‘Digital Object Identifier’ (DOI) number and date online and can now be cited.Your paper is recorded in any relevant databases with which we have agreements as soon as it is published online, ensuring more people see your article over a longer amount of timeThe print version of your paper ideally will appear around 5 months after acceptance
10 Once published: promotion and visibility Selected articles are press-releasedElectronic table of contents (e-ToC alerts)Selected articles appear on homepage and NPG’s community and subject based platformsAll articles are included in key abstracting, indexing and linking servicesWe also look to cross promote with other relevant NPG titles and across
11 Please submit your article online to EJHG Any Comments or questions? Any Comments or questions?